It was a ton of fun to see how excited Clara got leading up to her party. She loved mailing the invitations and talking about all her friends and family coming to help her celebrate. She was a big "help" decorating, and had lots of opinions about where everything should go. She insisted that we needed balloons, a happy birthday sign and birthday candles.
When she got up from her quiet time on Saturday, she was thrilled to see that grandma had delivered the UmiCar cake and Milli and Geo cupcakes. Her actual quote was, "this is the best birthday ever!"
We had Milli pigtails to wear, Geo shape belts to make and we sent the kids on a scavenger hunt looking for characters and shapes. The best part of the night for the kids was watching a birthday Umizoomi episode in their own cardboard Umicars. Brad rigged up the big screen and the parents enjoyed 15 minutes of relative peace and quiet :). Major credit goes to Brennie for her car factory!
We kept the food simple with pizza, but added some shape cheese and jello to fit the theme. Clara had lots of cakes to choose from and was thrilled when everyone sang her happy birthday.
It rained on and off throughout the evening, so we had to be inside most of the party. But at the end, the kids got to run loose for a bit. Clara had a blast playing outside with her cousin and buddies.
|Our best attempt at a family photo|
We often talk about how lucky our kids are to grow up near so many people who love them. Thanks to everyone who helped us prepare for the party, celebrate and made Clara feel so special on her birthday!